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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-11-2009, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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thinking about getting the blast

I'm looking at getting a Blast because it seems easy to ride and requires very little maintenance compared to suzuki 500 i was looking at. I have ridden a barrage of different bikes and prefer the thumpers because no one expects them to get up and go.

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suzuki 500E or Blast?

if anyone has aftermarket parts on their blast can i please get a picture?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-21-2009, 11:23 AM
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I'm looking to buy my daughter a Blast. Can't help ya with anything though. I came here for pretty much the same information.

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blasts are super easy to ride... i wish i could tell you more but it's the only street bike I've owned. is there anything more specific you want to know ?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-18-2009, 03:46 PM
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Well I have never ridden the Suzuki 500e so take my comment with a grain of salt.

First, you asked about aftermarket modifications. I've seen some pretty good pictures of some modded Blasts but I do not find these items readily. With that said, I've never looked into the Suzuki stuff.

The Blast has a pretty good low end. If you plan on zipping off lines you will find yourself frantically up-shifting to maximize this low end. Of course the transmission on the blast is not meant for this kind of abuse so you may find the transmission grinding a lot.

The Blast is not a sport bike but provides great acceleration and a great ride. Watch for Harley to have one of its open rides. See if you can't get a lap around on one of them.
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Also thinking about getting a really nice local Blast with low miles and good running condition. I don't know the year. Which years are the best for reliability?
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